Why I Send My Kids to Summer Camp

Let me just get this off my chest. I am not a camper. My family did not camp. The couple of camping experiences I had were rainy. Very. Rainy. The church and girl guide camps I went to didn’t endear me either. I am not particularly fond of the great outdoors. I hate playing games … Continue reading Why I Send My Kids to Summer Camp

Let Go & Let God

I’m not sure who coined that phrase but it’s often said frequently and with very little thought. We let it slide off our tongues like syrup. Meant to comfort others and advise them. As parents, it’s harder to take our own advice. As a mom, we don’t always want to let God do His thing. … Continue reading Let Go & Let God

Love, Mom

Dear Beloved Child of mine, You are loved. You are loved far more than you can ever imagine. You will never understand the sacrifice of that love until you are a parent to your own beloved child. This is how it should be. Because of my love for you, You are more important than anything … Continue reading Love, Mom

Embracing Other Moms

As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. Proverbs 27:17 NLT When my boys were teeny tiny, I was fortunate enough to be in a community that ran a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. The church I attended hosted MOPS, but the group was open to the community and a lot of women … Continue reading Embracing Other Moms

The Beauty of Unique

Some people think I’m crazy because I like winter. There’s something magical about snow, especially the first snowfall. It falls like a blanket over the city, muting the noise and casting an ethereal beauty. If it’s nighttime it’s even better because the silence is deafening and the black night and white snow contrast each other … Continue reading The Beauty of Unique

The Hard Choices that Build a Home

This fall has been a series of hard decisions. Choices for good things and others, not so great. Some have been parenting decisions, others personal. They follow on the heels of one another, like a conveyor belt of choice. I hate making decisions. I have a tendency to put them off. My brain feels muddled … Continue reading The Hard Choices that Build a Home

Treasures from a Trip of Remembrance

(Before you read the blog, I just want to draw your attention to the beautiful header on my site and the logo you've been seeing.  A huge thank you goes to my very talented friend, Ben Guse who designed it for me!  I love it!  Thank you Ben!) Now here's the blog: I was on a quest this morning. The … Continue reading Treasures from a Trip of Remembrance

Every Little Thing

"It’s been one of those days. A twenty-four hour period that was an emotional rollercoaster. The kind that leave you feeling nauseated, breathless and wind-whipped. If you have children, you’ve experienced them. If we’re being honest, and I hope we are, I’m pretty sure I’m not alone." I am excited to be a guest writer … Continue reading Every Little Thing

TURN to Winsomeness

When did the world get so mean? I mean I know it’s nasty but at the same time, it’s been in my face lately. Probably you’ve noticed it too. The Olympics were a prime example. It’s supposed to be a competition for athletes. “Faster, Higher, Stronger” is the motto. It’s a good ideal for an … Continue reading TURN to Winsomeness

TURN: To Myself This Summer

Summer’s coming. Ominous words for those of us who quake at the thought of summer vacation. I’m not one of those parents who love summer. Neither are my kids. We thrive on routine. We thrive on learning and discovery. We are better when we set goals. Last year my oldest son, decided to build a … Continue reading TURN: To Myself This Summer